Thursday, August 20, 2020

IB138 Punny Statements

 Happy Thursday, everyone!  We have a cute challenge today at Inspired By:

Isn't that fun?  And here's the optional sketch, which I didn't use this week:

I do have a couple of sets with punny sentiments, and I actually made two cards!  Let me show you the one that I liked the most!! It uses a really old SU set with vintage images called Puns from the Past:

I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

I wanted a vintage feel to my card as well, so I stamped the sewing machine in Soft Suede and the matching sentiment in Bumblebee, mounting it on an Crumb Cake mat embossed with the retired Quilt Top EF:

The cute little patterned papers from an old My Mind's Eye pad were punched out with a 1 3/8" circle punch, then mounted on a stitched scallop die from the new Little Treat Box die...just love that thing:

And since I've used at least three patterned papers, I am also entering this in the Sparkles Monthly challenge!

And here's the other card I made that didn't make the cut, LOL!  It uses an equally-as-old Crafty Secrets stamp set featuring coffee and tea themes!

It's cute, but it just wasn't "speaking" to me like I wanted!!

So, what punny sentiment will you find to use on a card today?  They always bring a smile to a recipient's face, so get stamping and show us what you create!  Check out all the DT's creations at the Inspired By blog to get some more inspiration!  Thanks for popping in today!

Cassidy got a new bike for her birthday!!

Dana told me they had a difficult time finding one in the stores or online; this was the last one in stock at one store!  I thought that was odd, but then I watched a PBS blurb about a local bike shop; first they were so slow due to Covid that they thought they would have to close altogether.  Then suddenly there was a high demand for bikes as people were doing more outside activities!  So that caused a bike shortage, and to make it worse, the factories were not producing bicycles or even parts to repair old bikes, so the bike shop owner found himself scrambling to get inventory to meet his demand!  So the struggle Dana had to find a bike was understandable! Of course, it couldn't be pink or purple either! I think this is a terrific color myself!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Puns from the Past (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Stella & Rose:Mabel DSP (My Mind's Eye)
 Ink Bumblebee, Soft Suede
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Little Treat Box Dies, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Quilt Top EF (ret)


Claire (Mrs H) said...

Both great, adore the embossed background on the first and the puny sentiment
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

~amy~ said...

Both are so much fun!

I Card Everyone said...

TWO cute, LeAnne!! I also choose the first as my favorite - though 'you old bag' is a term from the past that we don't hear much anymore- perfect for the tea bags! lol

Lisa Elton said...

I love that you gave us a vintage and a cute take on puns! Pretty embossing on your first one and I think I still have some of those MME papers too!

Linda Callahan said...

Sew glad you made this cute card! This old bag loves your

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love both of these - the sentiment on the second one made me chuckle! Off to dig out my punny sentiments ...

Margreet said...

Gorgeous cards!
Love your card with the sewing machine and the circles in different DP.
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
xxx Margreet DT

Dawn Phillips said...

Beautiful cards. I love the vintage sewing machine. The papers you've used are lovely. Thanks for joining my challenge at Sparkles Monthly. Love Dawn x

Debbie said...

Your paper and embossing are prefect with the sewing sentiment!! Great card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Patti said...

Happy birthday to Cassidy that’s cool that she was able to get her bike I absolutely love love love your card Leann everything about it the background in the papers in the layers for the circles! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday morning sketches!!

Melissa Craig said...

Great cards. I really love the sewing theme - and that embossed panel with the wedding ring quilt pattern is amazing! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Rachelle Oltean said...

Hi LeAnne! So happy to see this gorgeous card pop up in our Sparkles Gallery! I LOVE the background stitched embossing - it really looks like quilting! Your color palette is beautiful with the coordinating pattern papers and that old SU set is one of my all-time favorites! Nice job on this one and perfect for the IB punny challenge!
Rachelle - DT : )

Cazro said...

Fabulous I love your cascading circles and the wonderful sentiment. A great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz. DT.